Spring Research Festival Theme Explores Host­–Microbe Interactions

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Image credit: Theme art photoshopped by William F. Discher after Alphonse Mucha.

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

The 18th annual Spring Research Festival (SRF) will take place May 5–8 at the NCI Campus at Frederick and Fort Detrick.  This is the second year that the event is sponsored by the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR), an interagency committee made up of various research entities located within Fort Detrick.

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Scientific Library’s Book and Media Swap Coming April 16

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By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

The 14th annual Book and Media Swap will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the Conference Center in Building 549.

The staff is holding the swap to coincide with National Library Week, an annual celebration of libraries that occurs in April.

As of April 10, the library had collected nearly 2,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for the swap. Employees who donated these items received book cards indicating the number of items donated. 

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Platinum Publications – As of March 6, 2014

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Platinum Publications are selected from articles by NCI at Frederick scientists published in 21 prestigious science journals. This list represents new publications generated from PubMed as of the date shown above.

Articles designated as Platinum Highlights are noteworthy articles selected by Dr. Craig Reynolds, associate director, National Cancer Institute, from among the most recently published Platinum Publications.

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The Poster Puzzler Is Back

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Your challenge is to correctly identify the item and its location from the picture below. Clue: It’s somewhere at the NCI campus at Frederick or Fort Detrick.

Win a framed photograph of the Poster Puzzler and have your photo featured on the Poster website by e-mailing your guess, along with your name, e-mail address, and daytime phone number, to poster@mail.nih.gov.

All entries must be received by Friday, June 27, 2014, and the winner will be drawn from all correct answers received by that date.

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Software Training Classes Now Open

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By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer                                           

Data Management Services, Inc. (DMS), has announced the opening of its spring session of software training classes, available to all employees at NCI at Frederick. Classes begin on March 31 and run through June 30.

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